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Colleen Doran

American writer/artist, film conceptual artist, and cartoonist

1964   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: comics artist

Colleen Doran is an American writer-artist and cartoonist. She illustrated hundreds of comics, graphic novels, books and magazines, including the autobiographical graphic novel of Marvel Comics editor and writer Stan Lee entitled Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee, which became a New York Times bestseller. She adapted and did the art for the short story "Troll Bridge" by Neil Gaiman, which also became a "New York Times" bestseller. Her books have received Eisner, Harvey, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild Awards. Her 2019 graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story Snow, Glass, Apples, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, and was nominated for the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonist Society for Best Graphic Novel. It received an Honorable Mention at the Rondo Classic Horror Awards for Best Comic.She also illustrated the works of Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Joe R. Lansdale, Anne Rice, J. Michael Straczynski, Peter David and Tori Amos. Notable credits include: The Sandman, Wonder Woman, Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans, The Vampire Diaries comics, Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and her space opera series, A Distant Soil.She was one of two people listed among the top 25 female comic creators of all-time in both the writer and artist categories, ranking No. 7 among artists and No. 21 among writers. Comics Alliance listed Doran as one of twelve women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition.
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